Upcoming Exhibition at Art2Muse Gallery 18 – 31 January 2022
Kate Smith was born in Manchester, England in 1947 and was educated in England, New Zealand and Durban, South Africa. Kate has resided in Australia since 1980.
Kate found herself drawn to imagery at an early age, on her first day in the schoolroom. Her career began in fashion, and Kate turned to art in 1973 at the age of 27. Kate is an accomplished artist and has been practising full-time for 48 years. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both in Australia and internationally.
Kate doesn’t use live models, rather her imagery comes to her intuitively. The images ‘create themselves’ and come from the artist’s consciousness deep within her spirit. Kate aims to express her understanding of life’s magnificence and sometimes, indifference. Her incredible eye for style and design is evident in the intricate detail of her work. Her women are beyond decadent and wear elaborate ensembles and costumes, often adorned with three-dimensional vintage jewellery, beads and fringe. Kate’s imagery ranges from brightly coloured and decadent, to sultry, sophisticated and whimsical in more subdued palettes. Her unique techniques in pastel and mixed media adds depth and intensity.
A winner of many awards, Kate’s works can be viewed in several Regional State Galleries, Government Collections, State Libraries, and many important corporate collections throughout Australia. She has been featured in magazines including Art & Australia, Art Collector, Belle, Reader’s Digest, Queensland Homes, Victorian Homes, Antique and Art, and Noosa Style.
In 1989 Boolarong Publications produced a book featuring her paintings. Titled ‘Alice and Beyond’, the book can be viewed in all State Library collections.